Young Progressive Leaders Program

We started the Young Progressive Leaders Program in 2011 because we’re big believers in investing in a new generation of progressives who can get involved in addressing the big issues we face as a nation.

The Young Progressive Leaders Program will give a small group of young Australians an introduction to both the ideas and the practical tools needed to make social change a reality.

In partnership with new training organisation Campaign Action the Young Progressive Leaders Program is a great opportunity for young Australians who are interested in new ideas.

It is only through long-term investment in Australia’s future thought leaders that we can achieve a progressive vision for Australia.

This program consists of a triennial intake of up to 15 thought leaders under the age of 25.


The Young Progressive Leaders 2013 Alumni.

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  • Cameron Clyne

    Cameron Clyne is the former CEO of National Australia Bank and now chairman of advisory firm Camel Partners and a

    Catherine King

    Catherine King is the Shadow Minister for Health and Member for Ballarat.

    Cilla DeLacy

    Cilla has 20 years’ experience in public policy and corporate strategy across the water, land use planning and environmental management

    David Coats

    David Coats is in Australia as a Visitor at the Chifley Research Centre. He is a research fellow at the

    Gabrielle Kuiper

    Dr Gabrielle Kuiper has a background in science, sustainability and urban planning. She was previously Senior Adviser, Climate Change, Energy

    Jim Chalmers

    Jim Chalmers MP is Shadow Minister for Finance, and the federal Labor Member for Rankin. Prior to his election

    Linda Tirado

    Linda Tirado is a completely average American. She also has good rants about how much it sucks to be poor

    Terri Butler

    Terri Butler is the federal Labor Member for Griffith, Queensland.

    Tim Kennedy

    Tim Kennedy is national secretary of the National Union of Workers, organising for secure jobs and a fair Australia.

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